14×30 Timber Frame Shed Barn

14x30 Timber Frame Shed

From horses to horsepower, the flexible design of this 14′ × 30′ timber frame shed barn accommodates a broad array of uses. It offers a generous 3-foot overhang for additional protection from the elements, and you can fill it in however you please, whether it’s a garage, hay storage, horse stalls, or workshop.

All timbers on this DIY project are dimensioned, and the plans come with a complete timber and materials list. Measurements are specified on the plans so you can easily lay out and cut the frame, making it ideal for the first-time timber frame builder. Download the PDF and have your plans today!

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44 thoughts on “14×30 Timber Frame Shed Barn”

  1. Cindy,
    On the lower side the top of the plate height is 10′, the plate is a 12x so there is about 9′ of total clearance height.
    On the upper side the top of the plate height is 14’5.5″, the plate is also a 12x so there is about 9″ of total clearance height.
    The roof pitch is a 4/12.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. Jay C. White Cloud

    Hi Brice,

    Have you considered relocating the scarf from above the post to the area above the brace and lower shear stresses? Or perhaps adding a corbel to the design under the scarf.



  3. Jay,
    I have considered it and realize that it is the preferred way put a scarf joint over knee braces whenever possible. In this particular case I chose to leave it over the post due to the plate size. It’s current length is 19 feet 5 feet with the current overhang and scarf joint, that is getting to be a long stick. I get a new detail out on it. Thanks for your thoughts and question.

  4. Hi, great simple design. I’m trying to estimate the cost of building this guy — what size are the posts and beams? Thanks!

  5. Sean,
    The post are 8×8’s, plates are 8×12 the girts are 8×10’s and the rafters and knee braces are 4×8’s. Thanks for the comments on the design, that is what I was going for. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  6. Like the design do you have a plan for this simple type structure but on a smaller scale for a backyard pavilion to cover a lounging area and another for an outdoor kitchen. The size would be 9ft x 8ft for the posts with 18 inch overhangs


  7. Brice
    Rafters are 22 foot long. Is it possible to splice two 11′ parts?
    22′ seems long. What do you recommend?

  8. It is possible to splice/scarf them in the middle but I would not recommend. The best way is to add an intermediate plate to carry the scarf joint. If you do want to scarf them, you will need to use some steel and I would recommend that you contact an engineer.

  9. I’m only doing a 26’ shed. Could I reduce the beams to 6”x and be OK structurally?

    Any timber beams 8”x is almost twice the cost where I live.


  10. Does this plan work with white pine? Hemlock? Red oak, just wondering how the wood is chosen or if you can use any because the plan graded for the least structual timber.

  11. I’m located in west newfield Maine , southern Maine zone 5a. Does that work with your design at a 4 pitch?

  12. Raymond MCKNIGHT

    I would like something like this but it need to span 40 feet wide. Is there any way I modify this plan to those dimensions?

    What type of foundation do you suggest

  13. I think you will find the plans easy to modify to that length, I would recommend adding another set of posts. Let us know how we can help! As to the foundation, a post and pier foundation works the best, how are you planning on using the structure that may help?

  14. Hi Brice,
    I’m admiring this plan for a possible project. Is it possible you can modify the front top plates to be one continuous truss to eliminate the center front post? My intention is to use this shed to store long timbers and would like to drive straight in with my loader without the center post in the way.

  15. Robert Sandbach

    Do you know what the snow load rating is. My location is 40 pounds per square foot

  16. My location the snow load is 40 lbs per square foot. I’m anticipating using Doug Fir for these spans.

  17. I like this plan, but I need at least 11′ of clearance height as I’m using this for an RV storage shelter right next to my house. Is there a way to get extra clearance under the 12x plate but at the same time keep the upper roof height manageable? Perhaps reduce the pitch?

  18. I’m located in north Mississippi so snow is not much of an issue here and I will be building with southern yellow pine. Would it be possible to reduce the size of the plates to 8 x 10?

  19. Hi, I am considering this for a project I have in mind, where 2/3 of the footprint (~14×20) is for a woodshop and the remaning 1/3 (~14×10) is for a shed. Could I safely move the “center” support structure over 5 feet so the sturucture was divided 2/3 and 1/3?

  20. Hi,

    Could the open area in this design be used as a Pavillion (seating area)?
    Or you would recommend another 2-in-1 Shed+Pavillion design?
    Also, I think “A” Post is too high for my application at 16′. Could it be 12′?
    I live in Canada and the snow in my city is heavy. Thanks.

  21. Katrina Williams


    The open area could certainly be used as a pavilion. The finished height of the “A” post is 14-5″. You could lower all posts further, and/or lower the roof pitch. If you need our help with the drawings for that, check out our custom design page.

  22. Brice:
    Was thinking of substututing a short (say 8′) cantilevered roof (like your wood shed) rather than the 3′ overhang. Any big issues? I assume one might have to beef up the posts to 10x10s.

  23. Hello:
    I was wondering what is the total height of this structure? Also I have a 40 x 20 ft footprint area and a 15′ height limit. The snow load in central NJ is 20-30 lbs per sq ft. and I don’t need big overhang eaves on the high side necessarily. Do you think this building plan would work for my site and zoning limit of 15′ height?

  24. Katrina Williams

    The 4:12 pitch option has a rafter height of 16′-1″ (with a 3′ overhang). The 3:12 pitch option has a rafter height of 14′-10″. Most of our plans are rated for 40 psf but that depends on other factors like seismic areas, wind load, wind exposure, timber species and more.

  25. Hello – I am looking to build something like this. How would I go about estimating costs? Can you give me the numbers and sizes of wood required?

    Thanks Susan

  26. Katrina Williams

    Susan, the specifications on timber sizing and quantity are included when you purchase the plan. Keep in mind, we offer a 30-day guarantee. If the plans don’t suit you for any reason, let us know within that time and we will refund your money. We can tell you the timber sizes are below, and the design utilizes 2205.3 board feet.

    Posts – 8×8
    Girts – 8×10
    Plates – 8×12
    Rafters – 4×8
    Braces – 4×8

  27. Hi,
    I am curious if this design could utilize 8×8 for the girts and top plates? Anything larger than 8×8’s in my area is hard to acquire. I am also interested in a few subtle dimensional changes to this design and was curious what the turnaround time was for custom design? Thanks

  28. Katrina Williams

    We can not endorse changes to the dimensions of any of the timbers included in our plans. If you choose to change timber sizing, we suggest you consult an engineer. We do offer custom design and engineering services as an add-on to our plans; if you are interested in that, check out this page.

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